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Hunger-Free Holidays

When you donate to Hunger-Free Holidays now through Dec. 31, your gift will be DOUBLED to provide twice the impact for Iowans facing food insecurity. All gifts will be matched up to $100,000 thanks to generous support from F&G.


No one should go hungry during the holidays. And with your help, there can be enough for everyone. Please make a gift today to ensure all our neighbors have nutritious food on the table this holiday season and beyond. 


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Food Bank of Iowa fights hunger so no Iowan has to struggle to find food. We’re here to help when you need us. And we appreciate your help, whether it’s through donations of time, money or food.


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Stopping hunger in Iowa starts with you

You can feed an Iowan in need for less than $2 a day.
96 cents of every dollar donated go directly to feed our neighbors.


Latest News

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December 7, 2023

Records shattered again as more Iowans seek help with food

In November, Food Bank of Iowa distributed a record 2.15 million pounds of food, topping the previous record set in October 2020 during the height of the pandemic.

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November 29, 2023

KCCI telethon raises $376,769 for Food Bank of Iowa’s Hunger-Free Holidays

KCCI-TV’s fourth-annual Food Bank of Iowa Hunger-Free Holidays telethon on Giving Tuesday raised $376,769 to help Iowans facing food insecurity.

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November 22, 2023

Join us for annual KCCI Hunger-Free Holidays telethon Nov. 28

KCCI is again partnering with Food Bank of Iowa with a daylong Hunger-Free Holidays telethon on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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Our Impact

It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure no one goes hungry in Iowa. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute nearly 2 million pounds of food each month.


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Hunger Can Happen to Anyone

Hunger can happen to anyone, including you. And it hits closer to home than you might imagine. It impacts Iowans of all ages across the state. Including hardworking people with jobs who can’t afford food at the end of the month. Or those who are dealing with job loss, medical expenses or living on a fixed income. Learn more about the Iowans we help.

Who We Help
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Partner with us

Feeding Iowans in need is a monumental task. Through partnerships with 700 agencies in 55 counties, we ensure our neighbors have access to enough nutritious food. Learn more about becoming a partner agency or program partner.

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Share Your Story

In Iowa, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 8 children face hunger. Like Ka’Meka, a working mom of three who lost her job. Or Willa, a disabled veteran who takes care of her grandchildren. With assistance from our network of partner agencies, we’re ensuring our neighbors won’t go hungry. Read more about Iowans we’ve helped and share your own story with us.

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